Legal Services for Immigrant Communities
Legal Services for Immigrant Communities fuses traditional civil legal services representation with collaborative, community-based strategies for solving community problems and empowering clients. Our clinic provides a broad range of legal services to the two largest immigrant communities in New Haven: the Spanish-speaking Latin American and Caribbean community, and the French-speaking West African community. We conduct outreach through Junta for Progressive Action, a nonprofit community organization in Fair Haven, as well as other organizations in the different communities. We offer students the opportunity to represent immigrant clients in a wide range of cases, often including (but not limited to) immigration law, employment law, benefits, family law, landlord-tenant law, and consumer fraud. Although we welcome students fluent in Spanish or French, the clinic is open to all and we often work with translators.